HyTrust News! – New VP of Sales, Investors.

Normally I save press release posts of this sort for virtualization.info. However, I have a special place in my heart for HyTrust. Perhaps it comes from a past life where I flirted with InfoSec or so. HyTrust since the first has been putting off the right vibes, their technology, methodology, engineers, and product seem to be doing “The Right Thing”. As such I’d like to note a few big events that have recently taken place for HyTrust:

New VP of Sales:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – (Business Wire) HyTrust (www.hytrust.com) today announced the appointment of Jim Gannon as vice president of Sales. Gannon is a seasoned executive with over 19 years of tenure at category-leading organizations such as VMware, EMC and General Electric (GE). He will leverage his experience in building high-performance sales teams to accelerate HyTrust’s penetration into the high-growth production virtualization market and extend the company’s leadership position.

10.5 Million in Funding

HyTrust, Inc., the leader in policy management and access control for virtual infrastructure, announced today that it has secured $10.5 million in Series B financing. New investors Granite Ventures and Cisco Systems participated in the round of financing, as did existing investors Trident Capital and Epic Ventures. Len Rand, partner at Granite Ventures, will take a seat on the HyTrust Board of Directors. HyTrust will use the capital to drive development, sales and marketing, and fuel the company’s next stage of growth.

While both of these individually are pretty cool and are awesome news for HyTrust, it will be interesting to see what happens now with both strategic sales led by Gannon & investment by Cisco (Strong UCS ties perhaps?).

Note: If I sound a bit fan boyish in this post it is because well… I am. Normal techie posts will continue shortly.